Wine & Soul Guru 2022


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“The white 2022 Guru comes from a number of old vineyards, all planted with a field blend of varieties, in the village of Murça. It fermented, by vineyard, in barrels and matured in them, with only 5% new barrels (just to renew them) and a majority of 500-liter ones—a far cry from the first years of small barrel and 100% new oak. In principle, it doesn’t go through malolactic fermentation, and the wine has a lot of tension and even citrus freshness, quite impressive for such a warm year. It’s textured and elegant, very nicely crafted and balanced. The wine has a moderate 12.5% alcohol, meaning some plots were even lower (and some higher, of course). It’s approachable now, but it should age very nicely. Drink: 2024-2034. 94 points

Wine & Soul, Jorge Serôdio and Sandra Tavares, have concentrated their efforts in the last years in the vineyards. They have grown from the initial two hectares for Pintas to over 40 hectares today. The portfolio has also grown, and so have volumes. They now produce 180,000 bottles, including Port.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (04/24)